SlideRocket Blog

Themes and Layouts

By Nat Robinson on June 9, 2007

We’ve torn apart the themes and layouts engine and are in the process of putting it back together. Here’s how it’s going to work:

Themes & Layouts

If you look in the right-hand corner of the screenshot above, I am editing my “Themes & Layouts” rather than my “Slides”. Starting from the lower-left corner, I am editing the “SlideRocket” theme and the thumbnails represent all of the layouts contained within the “SlideRocket” theme. Each layout may be edited independently, and I have assigned “Gray-dient” as the default background for my “Title Slide” layout.

Themes are applied to an entire presentation, and contain layouts, backgrounds, and styles. Each account will inherit themes that we provide, themes that are shared within your organization (if you have one), and themes that are shared in the broader SlideRocket community (meaning that you can grab themes from other people and bring them into your account).

Layouts are applied to individual slides, and control where text, images, etc. are placed. We currently have an interface to assign placeholders to layouts, and these placeholders are filled in on a slide-by-slide basis anywhere a layout is used. For example, you would fill in the title for a slide using a layout with a text placeholder that says “Insert Title Here”.

Backgrounds may be changed independent of layout, which provides tremendous flexibility. You can choose a default background for each layout, but it’s easy to change the background for any given slide. A background may be a solid color, a gradient, an image, a Flash animation or video, or a placeholder that changes per slide.

Styles have not been implemented yet, and they will allow you to control the font formatting for each slide. This will allow you to quickly change all text on a slide from black to white, for example, if you change the background from something light to something dark.

We have also discussed having overlays that would allow you to float items over the other contents of slides. This would be great for corporate logos or navigation bars, for example.

- mike


  1. Mark Runge

    September 18, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

    Hi Mike
    I couldn’t see you screen-shot but I cannot seem to make any changes to a Theme other than Key Words and Thumbnails.
    I must be missing something. I was in the last month of the private beta and thought I’d be able to see it when the beta went public.
    Am I missing something?
    Thanks, Mark.

  2. Valerie Langmo

    June 16, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    Just wondering, before I consider subscribing… is this an actual, individually composed letter to each individual subscriber, or does every writer compose a single letter each week and send the same composition to all from the subscribers they’re assigned to write to?

  3. Harry Fraser

    January 20, 2016 @ 8:03 am

    Many of my free baits were well over 25 millimetres in size and none were made to be round but rather all were odd shaped and were in fact not prepared by rolling at all. Season the beef roast with salt and pepper as desired. You’ll be able to cook a lot of meals not having adding heat for your definitely scorching apartment or house.

  4. Nicola Springer

    January 26, 2016 @ 6:54 pm

    Thanks on your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and will come back from now on. I want to encourage one to continue your great job, have a nice holiday weekend!

  5. Anne Black

    January 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

    Pretty portion of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing on your augment and even I fulfillment you get entry to constantly rapidly.

  6. Paul Short

    March 21, 2016 @ 7:53 pm

    whoah this blog is fantastic i really like studying your posts. Keep up the great work! You know, many people are looking around for this information, you could help them greatly.

  7. Phil May

    March 24, 2016 @ 5:09 am

    It’s clear you’re passionate about the issues.

  8. Jane Bower

    March 24, 2016 @ 5:10 am

    I’ve thought about posting something about this before. Good job! Can I use part of your post in my blog?

  9. Keith Jackson

    March 26, 2016 @ 4:36 pm

    If you want to change a watch to me.

  10. Stewart Slater

    March 26, 2016 @ 4:38 pm

    Excellent blog you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find quality writing like yours these days.

  11. Colin Mackenzie

    March 28, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

    I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic jdhipss. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  12. Sonia Nolan

    March 30, 2016 @ 8:15 pm

    Excellent way of telling, and good post to get information about my presentation subject, which i am going to deliver in website: dafabet

  13. Penelope Roberts

    March 30, 2016 @ 8:28 pm

    On a broader perspective, cultural diversity can be manage through communicating (creating awareness among all employees about diverse values of peers through communication), cultivating ( facilitating acknowledgement, support and encouragement of any employee’ success by all other workers), and capitalizing (linking diversity to every business process and strategy such as succession planning, reengineering, employee development, performance management and review, and reward systems) strategies ( Cascio, 1995). So, being such, you are perhaps agnostic or open to the claim of a supreme being. ” Competitive bodybuilders, and competitive bodybuilders at heart (no pun intended), have low body fat percentages.

  14. Harry Newman

    April 2, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

    Very well written story. It will be useful to anyone who utilizes it, as well as me. Keep up the good work looking forward to more posts.

  15. Lillian McGrath

    April 2, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

    Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back sometime soon. I want to encourage that you continue your great work, have a nice morning!

  16. Jogar

    July 1, 2016 @ 4:50 am

    It’s awesome in favor of me to have a web site, which is good in favor of my knowledge.

    tthanks admin

  17. Handbags

    November 23, 2016 @ 9:25 pm

    уou’re iin point of fact a just riɡht webmaster. Τhе website loading
    velocity іs amazing. It sеems that yyou aree doing ɑny unique trick.

    In addition, The ϲontents arе masterwork. you have performked ɑ fantastic process
    оn this matter!

  18. yoga wear

    March 28, 2017 @ 11:16 am

    I јust couⅼdn’t depart your web site befoгe suggesting tɦat ӏ
    extremely loved the standard info аn individual provvide
    οn your visitors? Iѕ going to be bacк often to investigate cross-check neԝ posts

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment